October 23, 2012

Moon Thinks Criticism of Newton is Off-base, Possibly Racist

Pro Football Talk:

“‘I don’t understand it,’ Moon said. ‘I heard somebody compare him to Vince Young. It’s the same old crap – it’s always a comparison of one black to another black. I get tired of it. I get tired of defending it.”

Warren Moon is saying that criticism of the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton is race-based, that he’s compared to Vince Young only happens because they’re both black. That a more apt comparison would be to Jay Cutler. I call bullshit.

Young was a head case. Anyone watching Newton The Drama Queen’s post-game interview last Sunday would agree, he’s a head case, too. Newton is erratic. The Panthers are 1-5 with him under Center. Those two aspects justify comparison, and critics are right to point the finger.

Nothing succeeds like success. Want a terrific (and yes, black) comparison? How about the Washington Redskins’ RG3? The ‘skins are only 3-4, last in the NFC East, but no-one is criticizing Griffin. ‘skins fans love him. Something great is going to come from this guy, because he so obviously busts his ass.

Here’s a thought, Cam. Work your ass off, too. Struggle. Take your lumps. Persevere. Win. ‘cause this is the NFL, where wins and losses know no race.

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